February is National Heart Health Month, and we’re celebrating with our favorite exercise: roller-skating. Regular fitness keeps the body healthy, whether you’re 7 years old or 70. And there’s nothing that keeps you moving like finding fitness that’s actually fun! When you roller-skate you have so much fun trying new tricks, skating to your favorite songs, and catching up with friends that you forget it’s actually good for you. Join us in encouraging healthy hearts this month by adding weekly skate fitness to your family calendar.
Health Benefits of Roller-Skating
- Skating keeps kids and adults active, keeping their bodies healthy and their minds sharp
- Roller-skating can even improve your mood, making skaters happier and more willing to go the extra mile
- Skating is low-impact, helping to reduce worn joints from frequent workouts (50% less than running!)
- Roller-skaters have 400% less risk of injury than basketball players
- Just one hour of skating per week can burn up to 600 calories depending on your weight and the intensity of your workout
- 30 minutes of skating produces a heart rate of at least 148 BPM
- Skating builds muscles and increases endurance
- Skating strengthens muscles in your glutes, quads, calves, abs, and even arms
- Roller-skating is one of the top cardiovascular exercises
- Skating is safer than playing on playgrounds, football, tennis, basketball, cycling, running, and many other sports
Ready to get moving? Get the whole family invested in heart health this month! Contact Skate World for more tips on planning your best skating workout ever.